16th September - 2nd October 2022

Non-residential at the college 



Level 2

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If you wish to support people in the third or public sector by looking after their wellbeing in their day to day lives and offering social, emotional and practical assistance then this course is for you! Designed to provide you with a strong foundation of skills, this pre-employment course develops your awareness and knowledge to help you on your journey in becoming a support worker.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course you will have developed your knowledge and awareness of:

  • Behaviour change
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Customer service
  • Advocacy

Who is this course aimed at?

The Skills for Aspiring Support Workers is a course for people who wish to apply for support worker roles and aspire to support others in the voluntary or public sector. The course is designed to address the skill gaps that applicants applying for support worker positions often have which in turn will hopefully help you in securing your own support worker role.

What are the entry requirements?

Due to the subject area and topics covered you would need to be working at a Level 2 in English.

How is it taught?

This course is taught by an experienced tutor who will guide you through the learning in a supportive and encouraging way.

What will you achieve?

If you complete the course successfully you will achieve a Fircroft College Certificate at Level 2.

What can you do after this?

Upon completing this course, you can directly apply for available support worker positions offered by our partner organisations and other voluntary organisations and/or volunteering opportunities enabling you to apply the knowledge you have learnt in a practical setting.

When does it run?

This is a non-residential course that that will run over 3 weeks between 9am – 5pm.  The exact dates and times will be confirmed as soon as possible.

How can you apply?
You can register your interest here (Register interest button) and a colleague will be in touch with you to follow up.

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